Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi arrived Ado-Ekiti last night to a rousing welcome by members and supporters of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), in what was described as a continuation of the celebration of the dismissal of the case instituted against him by ousted Governor Segun Oni by the Appeal Court panel on Monday.
Fayemi who was away in Abuja attending a meeting with officials of the World Bank, while the appeal court panel was sitting in Ado-Ekiti, arrived the state capital at about 8pm Tuesday night after attending a meeting of the board of Oodua Group in Ibadan.
Hundreds of party supporters had thronged the Iyin Road end of the capital city in a long convoy of vehicles to welcome the Governor back to Ekiti. The long convoy of vehicles was joined by a crowd of supporters that trooped to the streets on citing the train. The crowd of supporters followed the Governor to his office, singing songs of praises.
Addressing the supporters in company with his deputy, Mrs Funmi Olayinka, the Chief of Staff, Mr. Yemi Adaramodu and other top functionary of his government, Fayemi thanked the party supporters for remaining steadfast. He said he chose to attend the World Bank meeting because of its importance to the growth and development of the state as against staying back in Ado-Ekiti to await the result of a case that had no basis and which was bound to fail.
“Many of you were agitated when I resolved to go for the World Bank meeting which had been long scheduled, than waste precious time waiting for a case filed by jobless busy bodies and which was bound to fail.” Fayemi said, adding that since Oni and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had shown that they did not believe in reconciliation and healing process which his administration had put in place, they would get more than they had bargained for.
Last modified: February 29, 2012